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Speaker: Martin Raspe

"Here's looking at you, kid." Pride and mockery in Bernini's Four Rivers Fountain

Research Seminar
Although Bernini's self-esteem and wit are well documented, they are rarely pointed out in academic studies of his works. One of his major artistic achievements, the Fountain of the Four Rivers in Piazza Navona (1648–1651), is generally seen as a flamboyant homage to Pope Innocent X Pamphili and his papacy. [more]
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